When you need a good breakfast restaurant to jump-start your day, consider several of these time tested restaurants in Valparaiso, Indiana. Be forewarned that the author is not a professional restaurant critic, but has enjoyed several hundred breakfasts in town at many locations for over 40 years.
Jimmy’s Cafe at 55 Michigan Avenue is a downtown diner with a comfortable small footprint. Menu is traditional midwestern breakfast fare with egg dishes and much more. Often provided by the owner, you’ll enjoy the fast, friendly service and quality food. They only take cash, so be sure to stop at the ATM on the way.
Phil-B’s Cafe at 908 Roosevelt Rd. has treated area locals for years with good food at fair prices. The menu is traditional diner and the location is fairly central in the heart of Valparaiso near Evans Avenue.
Suzie’s Cafe at 1050 Southpoint Circle offers some of the best homemade baked goods in the area. Known for it’s freshly made dishes complemented by fresh fruit and vegetables, Suzie’s attracts return customers for years. Lunch here is also excellent with homemade salads, sandwiches and soups.
The Silver Spoon at 15 E Lincolnway is in the heart of downtown across from the courthouse. Offering the most contemporary and finest dining of these locations, the Silver Spoon has original creations from stuffed french toast to crepes, to skillets and omelets. It’s one of the newer breakfast spots, but has already earned a very strong following in a few short years.
The Viking Chili Bowl at 105 Morthland on historic US 30 is a good choice for traditional midwestern-style breakfast and lunch dining at nice prices. Well-sized portions are offered with either combo or individual items, with a pretty vast menu of selections from pancakes and french toast to egg dishes.
Broadway Cafe at 1805 Morthland Dr (US HWY 30) offers a broad menu throughout the day, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located on the southeast corner of Valparaiso University it’s convenient for travelers, and it’s menu offers american and ethnic cuisines. From the Broadway Specials at great prices to skillets, crepes, omelettes, and wraps, including senior specials, there is something for everyone. www.broadwaycafevalpo.com for more information.
Blackbird Cafe at 114 E. Lincolnway is a great choice for excellent coffee and teas complementing breakfast sandwiches and light fare, such as bagels and scones. The atmosphere is friendly, vibrant and young. Blackbird is one of Valpo’s oldest coffee houses offering college-town ambiance.
LePeep at 3800 N. Calumet Ave. is a locally-owned national franchise bringing fresh American and French breakfast cuisine to the table. The menu offers skillet meals, omelets, French toast and pancakes, benedicts, waffles, granolas and oatmeals, and fresh fruits. It’s a warm local family atmosphere inside with friendly staff.
A few other places of mention include regional chain Round The Clock for downtown daily dining, and national eatery Bob Evans on Morthland Avenue. There is no doubt that in Valpo, you’ll certainly find a myriad of solid dining options throughout the day. Enjoy your breakfast!